As regulars know, I am a major fan and proponent of giant, cryptozoological spiders. Before you moan, note that I know all about the alleged rules on how big a spider’s airways can grow. You know what? I call BS. Shenanigans, too. So there. Mother Nature cares not what humans say she cannot do.
So here, is a picture of a Brown Recluse spider, which the cryptid spotted was said to resemble. Their bodies are only an inch long, so, not what we seek.And here, just for illustration, for a “spidey” feel, eh, is a picture of a Wolf Spider, from Michigan. It’s certainly big by “normal” everyday standards, at about four (4) inches for the leg span.
As you will soon see, by reading the story, these two images clearly have nothing whatsoever to do with the feature creature spotted by the two eyewitnesses.
Okay, so here we go…
MASSIVE Spider in the Treetops of Michigan
After discovering this subreddit, it had brought back a memory of mine from almost 10 years ago. I am not sure if this is the right place to post about this, but I’ll start here anyways because this is super strange to me. I”ll keep this as short as possible.
When I was around 9 or 10 years old, me, my father, his girlfriend, my two brothers and sister all went on a trip to go fishing. My dad is a former Marine, he’s an avid hunter and a big outdoorsman, so whenever the opportunity presented itself, he’d take us to go fishing, camping, etc.
At the time, my father lived in Taylor, which is a city in Wayne county Michigan. To take this fishing trip, we had to drive one or two hours away from his house to get to the spot we were going. Unfortunately, when I was a kid, I didn’t care about WHERE we were going, just as long as we got there and I didn’t have to sit in the car anymore, I’d be satisfied, so I don’t remember the name of the place we were at or it’s location.
We were one of the only people there, it was pretty empty, and it didn’t even seem like your usual fishing spot. There was a parking area, and then a long dirt road to the place we’d be fishing at. The place was built pretty much in the woods, we were surrounded by nothing but trees. When we arrived, I got out of the car after we parked and was looking around the place. I almost immediately saw something large moving into the woods infront of me in the trees, I only saw its legs at first though, so I couldn’t be sure of what I saw. It had long, brown legs, looked just like a spider, only it was bigger than any spider I’ve ever seen or heard about, so I ruled that out and decided not to tell anyone because I didn’t think anyone would believe me anyways.
My dad decided that, before we brought all of our rods and coolers to the water, he’d go down and check the area out first to let us know it was alright. A little bit down the path, he runs into a snake on the road, which he tells us about after he returns and says that we can go to the water now. Anyways, at this point, nothing unusual happens for the rest of the time. We fish for a while, and when we finish, we head back to the car.
While we’re packing up at the car, me and my oldest brother, he’s 4 years older than me, are standing next to each other at the car door. I was facing the car, and he was facing towards me, when he says “Oh my god look at that spider it’s really fucking big”. I turn around, and sure enough, the exact same thing I saw before was in the trees again, pretty much in the same spot, crawling up the tree. When I say that this spider was massive, it was MASSIVE. It was definitely bigger than a squirrel, was brown in color, didn’t have hair on it that I could see, and had really long bony legs. It looked like a brown recluse, only 100 times bigger. From our car, to the trees that the spider was at, was at least 20 or more feet away, and we could see this thing clear as day moving in the trees. My brother seeing it too is the only reason I know that i’m not crazy. I had no explanation for what we saw, but we knew we saw it so we just assumed that there were big spiders in michigan… which is not the case. I didn’t know this until recently, but the biggest spiders in Michigan are wolf spiders, which can get big, but only to the size of your hand. What we saw was definitely way larger. To give a comparison, it was probably the size of a skunk, or a small dog. It didn’t move very fast, but im sure that it could. That was the first and last time I have ever witnessed this.
If anyone has any sort of explanation for this or clue as to what we may have seen this day, please let me know… thanks
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